Imagine a slacker punk Courtney Barnett singing about “the lust for finding purpose and happiness as the world seemingly descends into Malthusian turmoil”.

It’s easy if you try.

Residing in the lesser-trodden crannies of north-east London, freak-rock four-piece HOO HAs draw as much inspiration from Dr Feelgood and JJ Cale as they do Blur, Violent Femmes and JaJa OK. HOO HAs formed when Kent friends Mark (guitar) and Jack (bass) relocated to the capital after stints performing with Liz Neumayr and John Newman respectively. Mark then met Adam (drums) when they both played in Hares, a band formed by ex-Holloways man Rob Skipper, through whom they then discovered singer Jamie at a party (where else?)

Yankee is out on October 30th. You can see HOO HAs live at the official single release on Tuesday 27 October at The Victoria, London E8.

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